Dick Taylor (Buddy Roosevelt'), ranch foreman, has a mess of trouble on his hands, with an unexpected dual romance on his hands while trying to keep rustlers from stealing all the cattle not tied down. He 'kidnaps' his sweetheart,Mary Ross ('Frances Morris'), to keep her from taking a train back east, is chased by her father, Tom Ross (Sam Pierce but wins the confidence of both by rounding up the rustling gang, headed by the crooked foreman of this ranch, Jack Wells (George Chesebro). This film is a remake of "Rough Ridin'" in 1924, which was the first film Kent Sanderson made under his new name of Buddy Roosevelt. Written by
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I've seen worse acting, but not a whole lot worse. The plot lacks originality and, well, the murder "mystery" is only a mystery to the one who was there but *didn't* do it. The fight scenes are poor even for old B westerns. The sounds of two men struggling continue while the struggle is suspended during a rope climb, and then end in the middle of "round 2". Even the mandatory "good guy tackles bad guy from horseback" is missing: the bad guy's horse (his name must be SUV) does a rollover going around a sharp turn. One thing thankfully missing is the cliché rich guy running the rustling operation, but is doesn't matter--(nearly) everyone knows the head bad guy from the beginning.
Bottom line: one of the worst films I've ever seen, and probably the worst western.
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